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Earth and Environmental Sciences

Edited by Imran Ahmad Dar

Tamil University, India


We are increasingly faced with environmental problems and required to make important decisions. In many cases an understanding of one or more geologic processes is essential to finding the appropriate solution. Earth and Environmental Sciences are by their very nature a dynamic field in which new issues continue to arise and old ones often evolve. The principal aim of this book is to present the reader with a broad overview of Earth and Environmental Sciences. Hopefully, this recent research will provide the reader with a useful foundation for discussing and evaluating specific environmental issues, as well as for developing ideas for problem solving. The book has been divided into nine sections; Geology, Geochemistry, Seismology, Hydrology, Hydrogeology, Mineralogy, Soil, Remote Sensing and Environmental Sciences.

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Earth and Environmental SciencesEdited by Imran Ahmad Dar

Published: December 7th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/2306

ISBN: 978-953-307-468-9

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4393-2

Copyright year: 2011

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117022 Total Chapter Downloads

46 Crossref Citations

96 Web of Science Citations

122 Dimensions Citations


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1. Geophysics and Wine in New Zealand

By Stephen P. Imre and Jeffrey L. Mauk


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2. Geological Carbon Dioxide Storage in Mexico: A First Approximation

By Oscar Jiménez, Moisés Dávila, Vicente Arévalo, Erik Medina and Reyna Castro


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3. Late Proterozoic – Paleozoic Geology of the Golan Heights and Its Relation to the Surrounding Arabian Platform

By Miki Meiler, Moshe Reshef and Haim Shulman


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4. Geology for Tomorrow's Society: Some Nordic Perspectives

By Morten Smelror


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5. Geology and Geotectonic Setting of the Basement Complex Rocks in South Western Nigeria: Implications on Provenance and Evolution

By Akindele O. Oyinloye


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6. The Organic-Rich and Siliceous Bahloul Formation: Environmental Evolution Using Facies Analysis and Sr/Ca & Mn Chemostratigraphy, Bargou Area, Tunisia

By Mohamed Soua, Hela Fakhfakh-Ben Jemia, Dalila Zaghbib-Turki, Jalel Smaoui, Mohsen Layeb, Moncef Saidi and Mohamed Moncef Turki


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7. Petrography, Geochemistry and Petrogenesis of Late-Stage Granites: An Example from the Glen Eden Area, New South Wales, Australia

By A. K. Somarin


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8. Seismic Illumination Analysis with One-Way Wave Propagators Coupled with Reflection/Transmission Coefficients in 3D Complex Media

By Weijia Sun, Li-Yun Fu, Wei Wei and Binzhong Zhou


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9. Seismic Ground Motion Amplifications Estimated by Means of Spectral Ratio Techniques: Examples for Different Geological and Morphological Settings

By M. Massa, S. Lovati, S. Marzorati and P. Augliera


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10. Slope Dependent Morphometric Analysis as a Tool Contributing to Reconstruction of Volcano Evolution

By Veronika Kopačková, Vladislav Rapprich, Jiří Šebesta and Kateřina Zelenkova


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11. Beneficiation of Talc Ore

By Mahmoud M. Ahmed, Galal A. Ibrahim and Mohamed M.A. Hassan


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12. Water Resources Assessment for Karst Aquifer Conditioned River Basins: Conceptual Balance Model Results and Comparison with Experimental Environmental Tracers Evidences

By Antonia Longobardi, Albina Cuomo, Domenico Guida and Paolo Villani


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13. Fundamental Approach in Groundwater Flow and Solute Transport Modelling Using the Finite Difference Method

By M.U. Igboekwe and C. Amos-Uhegbu


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14. Deposits from the Glacial Age at Lake Baikal

By N.I. Akulov and M.N. Rubtsova


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15. Application of Illite- and Kaolinite-Rich Clays in the Synthesis of Zeolites for Wastewater Treatment

By Carlos Alberto Ríos Reyes and Luz Yolanda Vargas Fiallo


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16. Natural Radioactive Isotopes in Water in Relation with Geology and Hydrological Investigations in the Territory of Luxembourg

By Zornitza Tosheva, Harald Hofmann and Antoine Kies


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17. Carbonate-Hosted Base Metal Deposits

By Fred Kamona


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18. Simulation of Tunnel Surrounding Rock Mass in Porous Medium with Hydraulic Conductivity Tensor

By Lin-Chong Huang and Cui-Ying Zhou


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19. Soil Contamination by Trace Metals: Geochemical Behaviour as an Element of Risk Assessment

By Monika Zovko and Marija Romic


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20. Evaluation of Soil Hydraulic Parameters in Soils and Land Use Change

By Fereshte Haghighi, Mirmasoud Kheirkhah and Bahram Saghafian


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21. Integration of Satellite Imagery, Geology and Geophysical Data

By Andreas Laake


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22. Climate History and Early Peopling of Siberia

By Jiří Chlachula


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23. Multivariate Analysis Techniques in Environmental Science

By Mohammad Ali Zare Chahouki


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24. Accumulation of Bio Debris and Its Relation with the Underwater Environment in the Estuary of Itanhaém River, São Paulo State

By Fresia Ricardi Branco, Sueli Yoshinaga Pereira, Fabio Cardinale Branco and Paulo R. Brum Pereira


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25. The Permo-Triassic Tetrapod Faunal Diversity in the Italian Southern Alps

By Marco Avanzini, Massimo Bernardi and Umberto Nicosia


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26. Genomics of Bacteria from an Ancient Marine Origin: Clues to Survival in an Oligotrophic Environment

By Luis David Alcaraz, Varinia López-Ramírez, Alejandra Moreno-Letelier, Luis Herrera-Estrella, Valeria Souza and Gabriela Olmedo-Alvarez


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